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Google employees ‘refuse to be complicit’ in border agency cloud contract

The Verge Wednesday, 14 August 2019 ()
Google employees ‘refuse to be complicit’ in border agency cloud contractPhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Google employees are demanding that the company not bid on a cloud computing contract with US Customs and Border Protection in the latest act of protest inside the tech industry.

"“A system of abuse and malign neglect”"

In a petition circulated today inside Google and on Medium, a group of employees said immigration officials are “perpetrating a system of abuse and malign neglect” at the border. The employees point to the Trump administration’s family separation policy and the recent deaths of children in immigration officials’ custody. “These abuses are illegal under international human rights law, and immoral by any standard,” the petition reads. After being released, it was quickly signed by dozens of employees at the company.

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